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Keynote Speaker

April 5, 2012 – Session 2 / 11:00am-12:15pm

Karl Anatol Conference Center (AS Building)



Dr. John Carlos Rowe

USC Associates’ Professor of the Humanities
Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity
University of Southern California

Keynote Address:

“Occupational Hazards at Home and Abroad”
delivered by Dr. John Carlos Rowe.

The CSULB Graduate Student English Conference is pleased to announce Dr. John Carlos Rowe as the keynote speaker for our inaugural conference on April 5, 2012.

In his presentation “Occupational Hazards at Home and Abroad,” Dr. Rowe will discuss the recent global surge of radical movements, mass protests, and political revolts, from the so-called “Arab Spring” to “Occupy Wall Street.”

John Carlos Rowe is USC Associates’ Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he has served as Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity (2008-2011). He was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine from 1975-2004, where he was a founding member of the Critical Theory Institute.

He is the author of Henry Adams and Henry James: The Emergence of a Modern Consciousness (Cornell University Press, 1976), Through the Custom-House: Nineteenth-Century American Fiction and Modern Theory (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982), The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James (University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), At Emerson’s Tomb: The Politics of Classic American Literature (Columbia University Press, 1997), The Other Henry James (Duke University Press, 1998), Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism: From the Revolution to World War II (Oxford University Press, 2000), The New American Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), Afterlives of Modernism: Liberalism, Transnationalism, and Political Critique (Dartmouth College Press of the University Press of New England, 2011), and The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies (Open Humanities Press, 2012), as well as over 150 scholarly essays and critical reviews. He is the editor of: The Vietnam War and American Culture (Columbia University Press, 1991), New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams (Cambridge University Press, 1996), “Culture” and the Problem of the Disciplines (Columbia University Press, 1998), Post-Nationalist American Studies (University of California Press, 2000), Selections from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller in the New Riverside Editions (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), A Concise Companion to American Studies (Wiley-Blackwell’s, 2010), Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies (Dartmouth College Press, 2011), and A Historical Guide to Henry James (Oxford University Press, 2012).

His current scholarly projects are: Our Henry James, Culture and U.S. Imperialism since World War II, and The Rediscovery of America: Multicultural Literature and the New Democracy.

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